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Bowl Projections 2011: Missouri Tigers Predicted To Face Illinois In Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

Here's the latest round of Bowl Projections for the Big 12.

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Bowl Projections 2011: Missouri Tigers Predicted To Face Illinois In Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

It’s been a miserable year for the Missouri Tigers. Years of success under Blaine Gabbert (and going back before him) had Tiger fans spoiled with double digit wins in three of the last four seasons. Now the Tigers sit at 4-4 and the best they will manage this season is an 8-4 record heading into the bowl season. The final projection at SB Nation is that Missouri will end up with a 7-5 record and consequently play Illinois in a Big 12-Big Ten match-up at the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.

The games left for Missouri include some difficult ones against Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas, but the reality is that the Tigers have already faced the most grueling part of the Big 12 season. To win out isn’t against the question and they showed a new momentum in the win over Texas A&M last week. If the Tigers can win out, that will introduce not only a better bowl game to choose from, but a good momentum heading into next season.

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BCS Bowl Projections 2011: Alabama Predicted To Face Stanford In National Title Game

Andrew Luck might get his national stage after all. Somehow that triple-overtime win last week against USC has vaulted the Stanford Cardinal all the way over Oklahoma State and others to claim the chance to play the loser of this weekend’s SEC match-up between LSU and Alabama. The latest SB Nation Bowl Projections have Stanford and Alabama matching up with unblemished records in the Allstate National Championship Game on January 9.

Stanford still has Oregon, Notre Dame and the Pac-12 championship game, so it’s hardly a lock they’ll finish undefeated. Alabama has the same challenges ahead in the always-dangerous SEC. However, if so, the national stage for the greatest NFL prospect in decades would be a real draw.

If the Pac-12 could pull off a win, it would mean major respect for the West Coast in college football since it’s always a matter of the SEC and perhaps the Big 12 among the powers-that-be.

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Bowl Projections 2011: Oklahoma State Predicted To Play LSU In Sugar Bowl

To see a projection that says that Oklahoma State will be playing against the LSU Tigers is to potentially believe they’re in the national championship game. If this projection holds true after Saturday’s epic match-up between the SEC powers of LSU and Alabama, then that’s a possibility. For now, the SB Nation Bowl Projections have Oklahoma State finishing at 11-1 (same as LSU) and has the two programs meeting in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Whoever loses the big game on Saturday will have to settle for another top tier BCS bowl for sure, but there’s no reason to believe that Oklahoma State has to lose another game. They’ve dominated all season long and they’ve done it with both their offense and their defense. If the passing game of Brandon Weeden and Justin Blackmon is shut down, then the running game has kicked in. It’s possible they could face Alabama (in this instance).

Still, the projections have Andrew Luck and Stanford in that role and that’s a possibility. But the USC game made the team look normal again despite the win. There’s still a lot of football left.

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Bowl Projections 2011: Kansas State Predicted For The Alamo Bowl Against Arizona State

The Kansas State Wildcats started the season undefeated and even ranked in the Top 10 of the major college football rankings. Yet as the season has progressed, it’s clear that Bill Snyder’s team isn’t quite ready to compete with the elite teams of the Big 12 (or the rest of the country for that matter). For that reason, SB Nation’s Bowl Projections have the Wildcats finishing at 8-4 this season and playing against Arizona State in the Valero Alamo Bowl on December 29th.

The projection means that it’s likely they’re only believing that KSU can beat Iowa State to end the season and will suffer their losses consecutively. That’s certainly a possibility since they play Oklahoma State, Texas A&M and Texas in a row after already playing Oklahoma. However that discredits the success Snyder has had so far. They should at least win two of their last four and finish with 9 wins. If that’s true, the Wildcats could be playing around New Year’s Eve instead of the Alamo Bowl.

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